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  1. Production Night Live Blog for May 7. Production Night Blog May 7, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 13 aka, the last issue of the year (taking place the evening of May. 7/early morning of May 8.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  2. Production Night Live Blog for April 2 Blogs Editors' Blog Production Night Blog April 2, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 8 (taking place the evening of April 2/early morning of April 3) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 4:11 p.m.: I (Managing Editor Pam) am in and we are off and running for issue 8, also known as the Jack ...

  3. Production Night Live Blog for March 12 Blogs Editors' Blog Production Night Blog March 12, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 7 (taking place the evening of March 12/early morning of March 13) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 4:25 p.m.: We're in for issue 7! I (Managing Editor Pam) am getting us off and running. 4:26 p.m.: Feature PA Jess announces ...

  4. Production Night Live Blog for March 5 Blogs Editors' Blog I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category Production Night Blog March 5, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of March 5/early morning of March 6) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 4:57 p.m.: An ongoing discussion about common themes of the Live Blog reminds me (Managing Editor Pam) to start the Live Blog!  5:00 ...

  5. Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 26 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog February 26, 2014

    Follow along on a live, play-by-play of The Pioneer's production night for Issue 5.

  6. Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 19 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog February 19, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 4 (taking place the evening of Feb. 19/early morning of Feb. 20) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief.

  7. Production Night Live Blog for February 12 Blogs Editors' Blog Production Night Blog February 12, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 3 (taking place the evening of Feb. 12/early morning of Feb. 13.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Managing Editor. 5:27 p.m.: PA Jess was eating a conversation heart and it reminded me to start the Live Blog! 5:35 p.m.: We are ...

  8. Production Night Live Blog for February 5 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog February 5, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 1 (taking place the evening of Feb. 5/early morning of Feb. 6.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Managing Editor. 5:33 p.m.: "I forgot to the start the Live Blog!" At least I realized it myself this time. 5:35 p.m.: Production Manager ...

  9. Production Night Live Blog for Jan. 29 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog January 29, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 1 (taking place the evening of Jan. 29/early morning of Jan. 30.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 5:13 p.m.: Production Associates Jesse and Jess realize that they've been calling Graphic Artist Julie "Josie." Jesse: "I was telling her, 'This ...

  10. Say Hello to the Spring 2014 Pioneer Editorial Board! Editors' Blog January 25, 2014

    Another semester gone and another looms ahead. I am halfway through my tenure as editor-in-chief and I'm feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness. This is our chance to reflect on the mistakes that we made last semester and improve on our decisions this semester. I hope to let a ...

  11. Production Night Live Blog for Dec. 11 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog December 11, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 13 (taking place the evening of Dec. 11/early morning of Dec. 12.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief.

  12. Production Night Live Blog for Nov. 13 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog November 13, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 9 (taking place the evening of Nov. 13/early morning of Nov. 14.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Managing Editor.

  13. Production Night Live Blog for Nov. 6 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog November 6, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 9 (taking place the evening of Nov. 6/early morning of Nov. 7.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  14. Pio Heads to 92nd ACP/CMA College Media Convention Editors' Blog October 24, 2013

    It's official. We're in New Orleans in one piece! Pio heads to the 92nd Annual Associated Collegiate Press (ACP)/CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans and we just finished up our first full day of convention workshops.

  15. Production Night Live Blog for Oct. 16 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 16, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Oct. 16/early morning of Oct.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  16. Four Day Relaxation, Fro-yo Excursion Blogs Editors' Blog October 15, 2013

    I can't speak for the entire staff, but fall break (lovingly termed at Whitman as four-day) has undoubtedly been a much breath of relaxation. In the hectic weekly production cycle we have at The Pio it can be hard for people outside of the staff to remember that we're students ...

  17. Production Night Live Blog for Sept. 18 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog September 18, 2013

    Production night on The Pioneer, from the viewpoint of editors.

  18. Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers! Editors' Blog September 13, 2013

    This afternoon was our first editors critique meeting and I can't honestly say how proud and honored I am to work with such dynamic, fun, dedicated, and good-looking (If I do say so myself!) individuals. Our majors span from BBMB to Economics, to German Studies and our non-Pio interests include ...

  19. Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation Editors' Blog May 18, 2013

    Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson’s decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate ...

  20. Visualizing the ASWC budget Editors' Blog April 2, 2013

    Since ASWC released a preliminary budget on Sunday, there has been a lot of discussion on campus about the budgeting process. Many readers have commented on the information we've provided detailing cuts in the yearbook and other campus organizations, asking questions about how ASWC decides budgeting and why some groups ...

  21. Notes on the Pio’s budgeting process Editors' Blog April 1, 2013

    In response to student concerns about ASWC's preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year, and specifically about the amount of funding given to The Pioneer, I would like to clarify several things about the budgeting process for The Pioneer and provide the campus with more information about how we use our funds. First, ...

  22. Is There an Echo in Here? Editors' Blog February 27, 2013

    You may be noticing something new and different about the Pioneer's website today, and it looks something like this: We're proud to announce that we're partnering with a New-York-based startup called Echoed to bring you, our readers, a new way to interact ...

  23. Jan. 30 Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog January 30, 2013

    6:29 p.m. I (Managing Editor Libby Arnosti) walk into the newsroom to find Rachel sitting on the table, many productive people working around her, and an opened box of Cheez-its. This last makes me happiest. 6:32 p.m. Rachel shows us two great things that happened in her life today: 1. A ...

  24. Production Night Liveblog for November 28 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog November 28, 2012

    4:45 p.m. Rachel orders me to "commence a liveblog." And thus, we begin. 4:50 p.m. Chief Copy Editor Marisa Ikert arrives with snacks. And there was much rejoicing. 4:57 p.m. Sex Columnist Spencer Wharton arrives with chips for our salsa. 4:58 p.m. Rachel: "I should try to have a snark-free production night." Spencer: ...

  25. Surprise not-quite-Halloween liveblog! Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 30, 2012

    We surprised you, didn't we. That's right, it's Tuesday and we're doing production. Why, you ask? Because I'm heading to Chicago tomorrow afternoon along with seven other Pio staffers to attend the Fall Associated Collegiate Press Conference. So we're making the paper tonight, because we love you all so much. ...

  26. Oct. 24 production night liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 24, 2012

    3:30 p.m. I arrive to a deserted office, with the exception of Opinion P.A. Maddie Coons. In the process of snacking, I manage to get honey stuck all over my hands. I feel oddly like Winnie the Pooh. 3:52 p.m. Production Manager Sean McNulty arrives, and fails to notice when I ...

  27. Oct. 17 Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 17, 2012

    The Pio is back with another liveblog! 4:15 p.m. I arrive in the office after a long day of interviewing political candidates in Walla Walla. Production Manager Sean McNulty is hard at work on this week's wine map. 4:35 p.m. I head to a meeting with the ASWC Nominations Chair to report ...

  28. Presenting: Our Editorial Staff Editors' Blog October 17, 2012

    One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with a such talented and fun group of editors. In our non-Pio lives, we're involved in many different activities on campus—varsity athletics, theater productions, Greek life, the Outdoor Program—and we bring these diverse interests together every week to put together ...

  29. Wacky Wednesdays and Being the Illustration Editor Editors' Blog October 12, 2012

    It all began on a Wednesday. Wednesdays are the busiest days, even though I was not expecting that to be the case. I have one class on Wednesday, so I thought they would generally be relaxing—that ...

  30. Making headlines behind the scenes, not in front of cameras Editors' Blog October 11, 2012

    As the Pio’s Arts & Entertainment section editor, I feel personally responsible for educating our faithful readers about cultural events on and beyond Whitman’s campus. As misguided as this sense of responsibility may be, I nonetheless feel the weight of the art world on my shoulders. So, what artistic endeavor ...

  31. Oct. 10 Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 10, 2012

    Hello dedicated readers! We're back with a second Production Night Liveblog, written by Editor-in-Chief Rachel Alexander and Managing Editor Libby Arnosti. (Update: and Web Editor Blair Hanley Frank, who asked if he can join us.) Will we finish before 2 a.m.? Will Rachel finally die of a sugar overdose after ...

  32. Rachel and Libby’s Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog September 26, 2012

    Hi everyone, and welcome to our first liveblog of the semester! Every Wednesday night (and on into Thursday morning), the staff of The Pioneer gather in the newsroom, tucked away on the top floor of the Reid Campus Center, and put together a paper.  The following is a faithful account by ...

  33. Endless hunt for story ideas Editors' Blog September 26, 2012

    Every Thursday, you pick up the latest copy of The Pioneer and-in a perfect world-read it cover to cover. You carefully scan each article and linger over every mesmerizing photo. You intermittently find yourself ROTFLOL-ing when you think about one of the jokes on the back page. Yet you wonder: how ...

  34. The Editors’ Blog is back! Editors' Blog September 25, 2012

    Outside of Greek groups, The Pioneer is the largest student organization on campus—74 paid staff members, as of my last count—but on a campus this full of busy, high-achieving people, it's easy to forget that your section-mates or friends work for the campus paper. Last year, our editors started this blog as ...

  35. Seniors reflect on their time with The Pioneer Editors' Blog May 28, 2012

    ALYSSA FAIRBANKS, Feature Editor The end of this semester brings the end of my time at Whitman, and specific to this post, the end of my involvement with Whitman's newspaper, the Pioneer. I have worked for the Pio since freshman year as an A&E reporter, A&E production associate, managing editor, and finally features editor. Working ...

  36. We’re here for the summer! Editors' Blog May 22, 2012

    For the last 115 years, The Pioneer has more or less shut down for the summer, leaving a four month gap in our coverage of Whitman news. In the past this made sense--not much happened, and not many students were around to write or read a weekly newspaper. But with  ...

  37. Production night liveblog, part deux Editors' Blog Production Night Blog April 19, 2012

    It's me again, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. Enjoy liveblog number two�a faithful account of the goings on of the evening of April 18, 2012 and the early morning of April 19.

  38. Production night productions: The Popcorn Dance Editors' Blog Production Night Blog April 1, 2012

    Pure skill. Featuring Managing Editor Cara Lowry, Photo Editor Ethan Parrish, and fall semester's Humor Editor Adam Brayton.

  39. Anatomy of a news story: Sexual assault on campus Editors' Blog March 15, 2012

    If you've read my recent story on sexual assault reporting on the Whitman campus, you might be wondering what goes into writing an article like this. The short answer is: a lot of work. Here's a peek behind the curtain of the Pio's investigative reporting team. First, the story idea. ...

  40. Plugging in at the 2012 ACP conference Editors' Blog March 5, 2012

    This weekend, 13 Pio staff members learned about journalism at an Associated College Press conference in Seattle. The ACP hosts this conference twice annually, but it was my first-ever chance to attend. As Web Editor, I found the trip to be a particularly exciting experience because the emphasis this time 'round ...

  41. Production night liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog March 2, 2012

    A typical Wednesday night for "Pio" Managing Editor, senior Cara Lowry.

  42. Do you need something glossy in your life? Editors' Blog February 29, 2012

    Hey Pio readers! Does anyone want something shiny in their lives? Not to fear, The Pioneer is bringing you Issue 2 of The Circuit; set to arrive just before Spring Break. But wait! There's more! Issue 2 of The Circuit will be TWO TIMES as long as Issue 1! That's two times the ...

  43. And the Pio 2012-2013 EIC is… Editors' Blog February 6, 2012

    Congratulations to Rachel Alexander, who will take over as Pioneer Editor-in-Chief for the 2012-2013 academic year. Alexander, a Politics/Environmental Studies major, is back at Whitman College this semester after a spending fall 2011 in Ecuador. Prior to studying abroad, she served as a News Editor for The Pio in spring 2011. The ...

  44. Pioneer design blog #2 Editors' Blog February 5, 2012

    Tutorial: Front Page When I sit down to design a front page--typically the Monday or Tuesday before the paper comes out--I start with our lead story, which is usually paired with a lead graphic. Sometimes I ...

  45. New Pio editors this semester Editors' Blog February 5, 2012

    My name is Jean Marie Dreyer, and I am the new Chief Copy Editor for The Pioneer. Although this is my last semester at Whitman College, I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a talented, fun and hard-working group of people.  I joined the newspaper ...

  46. Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors! Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    Back row, from left to right: Senior Reporter Rachel Alexander '13, Humor Editor Cari Cortez '13, Web Editor Sara Rasmussen '12, Feature Editor Kelsey Kennedy '12, A&E Editor Caitlin Hardee '12, Illustration Editor Binta Loos-Diallo '12, Managing Editor Cara Lowry '12, Web Content Editor Josh Goodman '12, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Vanderbilt ...

  47. Pioneer design blog #1 Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    Hi! Welcome to the first in a series of blog entries about the making of the print edition of the Whitman Pioneer. My name is Ted Hendershot, and I'm responsible for the design of the print edition and its weekly ...

  48. Exciting additions to the Pio’s website Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    The Pio is expanding its web presence, and I for one am excited! I'm the Pio's web content editor, a new position created to help make whitmanpioneer.com a destination that expands beyond what appears in print each week.

  49. Welcome to the Editors’ Blog Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    It's 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, and most of Whitman's students are asleep or holed up in the library chugging out a paper. But in a corner office on the second floor of Reid Campus Center, the editors and managers of The Pioneer are finishing boxes of pizza and arguing ...